Daily Archives: October 14, 2010

What We’re Reading

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On Wednesday, health officials in South Africa announced a new recommendation: all HIV patients should be screened for tuberculosis, and vice versa. Officials hope this pairing of HIV and TB testing will become normal procedure within five years. As cited in the Associated Press article, South Africa has one of the highest rates of TB in the world due, in large part, to its AIDS epidemic.

In Mozambique, HIV patients have formed teams to make refilling prescriptions and managing treatment easier. IRIN PlusNews reports that these community-based, self-formed groups of ARV patients share the responsibility for collecting medication and monitoring other members’ general health, taking some of the burden off…